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Life saving stats
The first medical resource on scene in around 20% of incidents attended
SARS has responded to over 17500 call outs
Over 5000 clinical hours volunteered annually
£0 cost to the patients we treat
In a commercial environment, the SARS specialist
interventions alone, would have equated to many hundreds of thousands of pounds
each year. However, no SARS clinician has ever charged for his or her time or
expertise. This has meant that while SARS has remained a charity with
relatively low running costs we continue to have a major impact on the lives of
the patients we treat.
Saving a life is priceless but the other benefits that a
SARS clinician can bring to the scene are also important and can make a
difference to the speed that a patient returns to work or school or becomes
less reliant on others to support their everyday lives.
By being first on scene in a significant number of incidents
we attend, SARS is not only providing immediate life-saving care but also
providing relief from pain and suffering and offering an emotional benefit to a
patient’s family and friends. We are committed to offering the best possible
service to the people of Suffolk and the surrounding area and our work has an
impact far beyond the incident scene,
Nearly 20 years ago, Brian Baker’s car was involved in a collision with a lorry on the A140.
He sustained critical head and facial injuries and was trapped in his vehicle
for nearly an hour. A SARS doctor managed to keep him alive by inserting a
special breathing tube into his airway - the first time that this technique had
been used in pre-hospital care anywhere in the world. Brian subsequently
underwent emergency brain surgery, but despite suffering critical injuries, he
made a magnificent recovery. Brian was 58 at
the time but after his incident he returned to work, has celebrated his 60
and 70th birthdays, his golden wedding anniversary and the birth of
his grandchildren. Brian's story is a powerful illustration of why we
do what we do and it’s legacy for life.
SARS receives no central government funding. We rely on voluntary donations to fund equipment and training for our clinical volunteers. Please help us offer the best possible service to the people of Suffolk and its surrounding areas.
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Suffolk Accident Rescue Service, Unit 1b, Woolpit Business Park, Windmill Avenue, Woolpit, IP30 9UP | Registered Charity no 1168764
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